New York, NY – February 16, 2010 – AppSense, the leading provider of user virtualization solutions for the enterprise, today announced record US revenue growth in 2009, including a substantial increase in the number of desktop virtualization product licenses sold during the year.
In 2009, AppSense sold 170,000 licenses of its user virtualization software for virtual desktops, representing close to 20 percent of all virtual desktops sold globally, and over 60 percent of all componentized virtual desktop seats sold. This resulted in a 45 percent increase in AppSense US revenue last year. AppSense products are used in a wide-range of industries, and 2009 growth showed specific traction in financial services, healthcare, higher education and public sector.
Within the last year, AppSense has also dramatically increased its presence in the US, opening a headquarters in New York City and technology center in Palo Alto, California. The addition of these new offices has increased the company’s US employee base by 50 percent.
“AppSense is continuing to build on the tremendous success we experienced this past year, and is focused on increasing our resources in the US and globally to invest in the future of the company and technology,” said Charles Sharland, CEO at AppSense. “User virtualization is now firmly established as being essential to the adoption of virtual desktops within the enterprise. As the clear leader in this space, our goal is to continue to deliver award-winning technology and support that provides maximum value to our customers and partners around the world.”
AppSense user virtualization technology enables corporate desktops to be personalized without the need for cumbersome profiles or scripts. From server-based computing environments through to virtual and physical desktops, user virtualization ensures users always receive a consistent, predictable and personalized working experience. Full desktops can now be configured and business rules applied on-demand, enabling compliant, personalized desktops to be quickly delivered to thousands of users. AppSense technology is used in conjunction with many third party systems integrators, including CSC, HP, Dell, Fujitsu Siemens and IBM.
“We see 2010 as being a transformative year for the desktop,” said Martin Ingram, VP Strategy at AppSense. “We are seeing an increasing number of our customers moving towards a component-based desktop. With this comes the need to independently manage the user aspect of the desktop. That is user virtualization.”
In addition to record growth, AppSense was also honored with a number of industry awards including Best Desktop Virtualization Solution in the Best of VMworld awards, Desktop Software Product of the Year at the Techworld Awards, and the Silver award in the Desktop Virtualization category for the SearchServerVirtualization.com 2009 Product of the Year Awards.
What Customers are Saying about AppSense Greg Matuskovic, IT director for EMB America: “In order to achieve user acceptance of the move to VDI, we needed to make sure the virtual environment looked just like a physical desktop – just without the performance issues. The AppSense solution actually performed better than we ever imagined. Crucially, AppSense Environment Manager does what roaming profiles could not achieve. It allows our consultants to work on multiple machines using one profile without impacting stability. We now run AppSense on all our virtual machines.”
Andy Fisher, manager of technical services at University of Texas Medical Branch: “The decision to implement AppSense was very easy for us. From a product perspective we felt that the interface was easy to administer, intuitive, and well designed. We were also impressed by the way the AppSense team whole-heartedly backed their product and we were very pleased with the level of pre-sales service AppSense provided. The team responded to our technical issues accurately, assessed our environment thoroughly and provided demonstrations and face-to-face assistance at all times.”